Illinois General Assembly

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Name: Illinois General Assembly
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Appeals court ruling looks ominous for pension changes

In a case with implications for the upcoming legal battle over pension reform, an Illinois appellate court in Springfield ruled that constitutional protections prevent the state from reducing mandated payments to county treasurers.The pension protection ... [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - 5 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Higher cost at gas pump not the solution

Bill Fleischli headshot attached— — — — — —A new effort looming in the Illinois legislature could make driving even more expensive by moving Illinois from the highest fuel prices in the Midwest and vaulting us towards the highest fuel prices in the entire ... [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Look for Obama library money elsewhere

The Illinois General Assembly has embarked on yet another funding debacle with its proposal to give $100 million for an Obama presidential library. The April 18 article in the SJ-R (“ Illinois House committee gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum ”) ... [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

The fight for a fair tax in Illinois

_ Dear Residents of Glenview is gaining momentum, thanks to a groundswell of support from small business owners, people of faith, public servants, service providers, everyday taxpayers and legislators.They know that cuts of $2 billion this fiscal year ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Our View: Give biennial budget a try

While that might merely have been an excuse to put off the speech until after the March 18 primary election, it is worth noting that other states have multiyear budgets.Three states that border Illinois – Indiana, Kentucky and Wisconsin – are among the ... [Published Northwest Herald - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Dog Bites Increase With Warmer Weather

IL Lawmakers Aim To Ban The Sale Of Microbeads IL Lawmakers Aim To Ban The Sale Of MicrobeadsUpdated: Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT 2014-04-19 23:55:32 GMTA measure working its way through the Illinois General Assembly would ban the sale of micro-beads ... [Published KWQC - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Lower taxes fuel economic prosperity

As Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly enter into the final weeks of their regular session, they may want to put the state on a new path.Quinn and the Democrats appear to be headed for some time of tax increase. Quinn wants to make the temporary ... [Published Herald & Review - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Finke: Obama library vote was a bit odd Updated at 8:02 PM

So where does five equal nine? In the Illinois General Assembly, naturally. Or at least in a corner of it occupied by certain House committee. Last week, the House Executive Committee approved a bill authorizing the state to spend $100 million on a Barack ... [Published PJStar.com - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois Residents: How to Find Your District...

Question: Who is My Illinois State Senator and What District Do I Live in?Answer: Chicago and suburban Cook County, IL residents can quickly identify their Illinois State Senators by typing their address into a database with the Illinois State Board of ... [Published About - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois Inspector General calls for more legislative ethics laws

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) -The top ethics officer for the Illinois General Assembly is calling for stronger rules to govern lawmakers, including open records on when they recommend a constituent for admission to a university or for a job.Inspector General Tom ... [Published 13 WREX-TV - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

The Illinois General Assembly's top ethics officer is again recommending stronger rules to govern lawmakers — including open records about when they recommend a constituent for a job or university…Click to Continue » ... [Published Myrtle Beach Sun News - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois General Assembly seeks to amend mechanic’s lien law

The Illinois General Assembly is considering a bill that would amend the mechanic’s lien law by clarifying that an agreement to subordinate a lien under the Mechanic’s Lien Act is against public policy and unenforceable.Under current law, any contractor ... [Published The Legal Description - Apr 17 2014]

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..." Furthermore, it states that "separating smokers from nonsmokers, cleaning the air, and ventilating buildings cannot eliminate secondhand smoke exposure."
Mr. Durkin, in his statement, noted that the state owes $7.2 billion in unpaid bills and has a $100 billion unfunded pension liability. "Our schools are desperate for funding and our prisons are overcrowded" he said
...Ardnt says this time of year she sees the most bite reports on her desk because more people are owning dogs and the weather is warmer. "Part of the reason for the increase is because the weathers getting better so people are outside more. kids are coming home from school. the dogs are getting out."
"`Democrats in Illinois have been pursuing their blue-state model of higher taxes and union-dominated government," the Wall Street Journal wrote. ``Neighboring states since 2010 have gone for lower taxes and union reform."

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Appeals court ruling looks ominous for pension ... [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - 5 hours ago]
Higher cost at gas pump not the solution [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - 11 hours ago]
The fight for a fair tax in Illinois [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 22 2014]
Our View: Give biennial budget a try [Published Northwest Herald - Apr 22 2014]
Letter: Look for Obama library money elsewhere [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 22 2014]
Illinois Employee Misclassification Act survive... [Published HRnext - Apr 22 2014]
Controversy erupts over $100 mil. for Obama lib... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Apr 22 2014]
IMRF: an Illinois pension plan that works [Published PJStar.com - Apr 22 2014]
No Smoking on Campus, Period. [Published Individual.com - Apr 22 2014]
Top Springfield Republicans oppose Obama librar... [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Apr 21 2014]
Dog Bites Increase With Warmer Weather [Published KWQC - Apr 21 2014]
Motor fuel tax hike isn't the answer [Published News Gazette - Apr 20 2014]
Lower taxes fuel economic prosperity [Published Herald & Review - Apr 20 2014]
Tim Landis: Timelines uncertain for Springfiel... [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 20 2014]
Finke: Obama library vote was a bit odd Updated... [Published PJStar.com - Apr 20 2014]
IL Lawmakers Aim To Ban The Sale Of Microbeads [Published KWQC - Apr 20 2014]
Illinois Residents: How to Find Your District... [Published About - Apr 19 2014]
Woodridge mulls gaming license limit during tri... [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 18 2014]
Illinois Inspector General calls for more legis... [Published 13 WREX-TV - Apr 18 2014]
Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws [Published Myrtle Beach Sun News - Apr 18 2014]
ABC on Chelsea Clinton's Pregnancy: 'Move Over ... [Published Media Research Center - Apr 18 2014]
Olympia lays off staff and raises fees [Published Pantagraph.com - Apr 18 2014]
The Poetry of Abraham Lincoln [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 18 2014]
Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant [Published Buffalo News - Apr 18 2014]
Bill OK’d in House proposes smoke-free college ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 17 2014]
Illinois General Assembly seeks to amend mechan... [Published The Legal Description - Apr 17 2014]
US: Lawmaker kicks off new campaign for Chicago... [Published Yogonet.com - Apr 17 2014]
Governor Quinn Unveils Six-Year, $8.6 Billion T... [Published Illinois Manufacturing Association - Apr 17 2014]
ISS prepares for Sen. Durbin town hall meeting [Published Individual.com - Apr 17 2014]
Taxing suburban commuters is a terrible idea [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Apr 17 2014]
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CNN's GUT CHECK for March 18, 2014 [Published CNN Political Ticker - Mar 18 2014]
CNN's GUT CHECK |for March 18, 2014| 5 p.m.- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle DEVELOPING … RNC PREDICTS 2014 “TSUNAMI” … T he head of the Republican Party has a prediction about November's midterm ...
Prevention Over Punishment: The Push to Reduce ... [Published Next New Deal - Mar 04 2014]
Chicago should seek new methods of violence prevention that focus on strengthening neighborhoods and focus on healing, because these methods are more effective and more cost-effective. It’s no secret that gun violence has long been a major problem in ...
U.S.English Chairman Condemns Illinois Bill Req... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Feb 28 2014]
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Feb 28, 2014) - U.S.English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today expressed great concern over a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would require state agencies to provide foreign language interpreters and translations. ...
Chicago's New Smart Cards Make Commuting Even H... [Published Mashable! - Dec 17 2013]
"Stop. Stop. Go." The error message blinks back at commuters from electronic turnstiles in the Chicago subway stations. Many need to swipe several times before the city's new transit card even registers. And that's only one of the challenges ...
Retirement for Chicago Park District Employees,... [Published Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis - Nov 13 2013]
Want to retire at age 58? With Full benefits? When Private sector workers do not qualify for full Social Security benefits until age 67?Who doesn't?Hey, no problem. Just work for the Chicago park district (or countless city police and fire department ...
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Illinois Click-Through Legislation Preempted by... [Published PR Newswire - Oct 29 2013]
ISRA Applauds Override Of Governor Quinn's Veto... [Published PR Newswire - Jul 09 2013]
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